Oklahoma City police officer accused of sex crimes released from jail for second time

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Daniel Holtzclaw; Photo courtesy Oklahoma County Jail 10/2/2014

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OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting women while on patrol bonded out of jail for the second time on Thursday.

On Thursday Daniel Holtzclaw went home after serving the last 14 days behind bars for violating the terms of his bond agreement.

"He is a danger to this society," said Grace Franklin. "You cannot rape women, victimize the vulnerable, and then go home and watch tv. That's not acceptable."

"He is a danger to this society," said Grace Franklin. "You cannot rape women, victimize the vulnerable, and then go home and watch tv. That's not acceptable."

Grace and a dozen other protesters stood outside the county jail opposing Holtzclaw's release.

"You can't get two chances at bail and face 26 counts of sexual assault," said Franklin. "That's not right."

Walking out of jail and getting into his attorney's truck, Holtzclaw once again kept quiet.

While on patrol all over the city's northeast side, Holtzclaw is accused of stopping and sexually assaulting at least ten women.

Facing 26 counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy, a judge increased Holtzclaw's bond from $500,000 to $609,000.

Two weeks ago, the judge ordered the disgraced officer back to jail because Holtzclaw forgot to notify the court before going to a doctors appointment in September.

That marked a violation of his bond.

Holtzclaw's attorney promises that won't happen again.

"I think Daniel understands what the conditions are and he'll abide by them," said attorney Scott Adams.

"For him to violate bail, get 14 days and get out, is a slap in the victims face," said Franklin.

Holtzclaw will now once again be under strict house arrest at his dad's home in Enid until he goes to trial.

He will have to wear a GPS monitor and can only leave to go to the doctor or his attorney's office.

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